After a month in theaters, Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to be one of the few Hollywood films to succeed despite of the pandemic.
Andrew Garfield, who reprised his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland in the new Spider-Man film, has spoken out about the deception they perpetrated in the run-up to the film’s release. “I’m not going to lie, it was stressful,” Garfield added. It was both frustrating and strangely pleasurable.” Garfield added that he framed it all in his imagination as a game and that he continued putting himself in the shoes of a Spider-Man fan.
“I put myself in the position of thinking, Well, what would I want to know? Do I want to be played with? Would I want to be duped? Would I want to be kept guessing all the time? Would I want to find out about it if I went to the theatre? Do I really want to continue guessing, guessing, guessing? [Yes,] I’d like the actor to do a fantastic job convincing me he wasn’t in it. And then, when my instinct was confirmed correct, I’d want to go insane in the cinema. That’s what I’d prefer,” Garfield added.
And, in order to witness Spider-Man lose their minds, as revealed by Garfield, the No Way Home actor slipped into first-day screenings to watch how they would respond. “I still can’t believe it occurred,” Garfield remarked. I sneaked into a theatre on opening night and just sat there wearing my baseball cap and mask. In fact, I was with Tobey as well. Tobey and I snuck into a theatre together, and no one noticed. It was just a really lovely thing to do together.”